Biography of D. A. Hamlin
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Hamlin, D. A., Lawrence, was born in Lawrence, August 11, 1838, a son of Leonard, a native of Vermont, born January 13, 1807, whose father was Joseph Hamlin. Leonard came to Lawrence in the early days and cleared him a home. His wife was Mary Briggs, of Vermont, by whom he had three sons and two daughters. They spent their last days with their son D. A., who in 1867 took charge of hs father's farm, and cared for his parents until their death, the mother July 16, 1877, and the father January 20, 1884. About 1878 Mr. Hamlin sold the homestead and bought 128 acres where he now lives, to which he has added seventy two acres. He follows general farming and dairying. March 27, 1861, he married Lucinda, daughter of Levi Lavery, who came to Lawrence in 1825, and died November 30, 1883. In August, 1862, Mr. Hamlin enlisted in Company E, One Hundred and Sixth N. Y. Infantry, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He was taken prisoner at Martinsboro, Vt., and confined in Libby prison about six weeks, from whence he was taken to Annapolis, where he was set free and at once joined the regiment at Culpepper, Va. He was among those who witnessed the surrender of General Lee. Mr. and Mrs. Hamlin have had two children: Sherman R. born July 19, 1866, resides in Boston, and is a graduate of the Lawrenceville Academy; and Cora, born April 25, 1868. Mr. Hamlin is a Republican in politics, and a member of Deer River Grange No. 702. He is also a member of Sanford Post, G. A. R.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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